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  1. Health care workers wary of flu vaccine

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... billion from the Legislative Council to provide free swine flu vaccines for 2 million people in high-risk groups, including the elderly, chronically ill, young children and all health care ... to protect both themselves and patients. We need a force of healthy medical workers to serve the public at a time of emergency,' Dr Leung said. Some health care workers said they would not join ...

  2. Health crisis law should be used with care

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are used with great care- and respect for human rights. The outbreak of Sars in 2003 exposed cracks and weaknesses in health services even in advanced economies such as Hong Kong, Singapore ... such as tuberculosis have returned in new, drug-resistant strains. At the same time, new ones, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, have emerged to pose serious threats to health systems everywhere. Bird ...

  3. End of an era in health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung The resignation of Hospital Authority chief executive William Ho Shiu-wai is the last domino. It follows in the footsteps of former health secretary Yeoh Eng-kiong, ... union. Its effective protest over long working hours and unmet needs of patients finally forced the government to commission the 1985 Scott consultancy, which recommended an independent health ...

  4. Our health system still needs major surgery

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the system of the Hospital Authority was identified as a serious weakness, and the experts recommended that it be broken up and restructured. Merging the provision of public and private health care ... an overall policy for the organisation of health care. Major surgery was needed. Unfortunately, the government rejected the report's key recommendations. One reason was that Hong Kong ...

  5. Counting the cost of giving a lifetime of care to your precious pooch

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Loving your dog doesn't cost a thing. But taking care of an animal from birth to old age is an expensive endeavour that can add up to thousands of dollars. Chief ... or in cases as a 'spot-on'. Expect to fork out between HK$400 to HK$1,000 per year. As most dogs will live up to 10 years, given they are well taken care of by their owners, an estimate ...

  6. Health staff need shots to avoid them spreading flu

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry Health care workers should be targeted more thoroughly in Hong Kong's vaccination programmes because of their low vaccination rate in previous years, Dr Alvin Chan Yee-shing says. Department of Health figures show the uptake of the vaccine among public sector health care workers dropped from 44,000 in 2009-10 to 24,000 in 2010-11, even though they were ...

  7. Aids doesn't care whether you are gay or straight, black or white

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing in response to Peter Wei's veiled homophobic letter ('Homosexuals must face up to reality', June 10), as well as other recent ignorant letters. HIV/Aids is a chronic disease that affects more than just the small, mostly very aw ...

  8. 51 counties pilot a new approach to HIV/Aids care

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to provide treatment to 90 per cent of Aids patients and help them establish self-help groups. The Ministry of Health yesterday named the counties, which are in Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan, Anhui, ... to step up co-ordination of Aids treatment and prevention among government agencies. A project director of the Guangzhou-based self-help group Aids Care said the targets were meaningless unless ...

  9. Health chief stays on the ball in virus fight

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Chow said that by concentrating on swine flu prevention, progress on other tasks, such as the health care reform consultation, had been delayed. ... Ella Lee At 2pm every day, York Chow Yat-ngok is on high alert when his mobile phone rings. This is when the Centre for Health Protection receives its daily laboratory results for all ...

  10. Health officials get mixed report for handling of Sars

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... at public hospitals, disseminated mostly through the facilities' computer networks, failed to reach junior staff including health-care assistants and ward attendants. United Christian Hospital health-care assistants Lau Kam-yung and Tang Heung-may, and Prince of Wales Hospital ward attendant Wong Kang-tai, were among the eight health workers who died of Sars. 'Doctors and nurses always ...




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